The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 62 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 6 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.92% 0.15% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 0.64% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 8
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £32,150
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £40,000 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +11.76%
MPLS
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
105 156 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.08% 23.39% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 89 124 79
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MPLS
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Cardiff

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 11 (91.67%) BGP
2 10 (83.33%) CCNP
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) IPsec
2 10 (83.33%) OSPF
2 10 (83.33%) Data Centre
3 9 (75.00%) DNS
4 7 (58.33%) LAN
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
5 6 (50.00%) CCNA
5 6 (50.00%) Internet
5 6 (50.00%) F5
5 6 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (50.00%) DDoS Mitigation
6 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
6 5 (41.67%) VPLS
6 5 (41.67%) Juniper
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) FTP
7 4 (33.33%) VPN
7 4 (33.33%) Firewall
7 4 (33.33%) Wireless
7 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
7 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
7 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (33.33%) Network Management
7 4 (33.33%) 802.1X

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) BGP
2 10 (83.33%) IPsec
2 10 (83.33%) OSPF
3 9 (75.00%) DNS
4 7 (58.33%) LAN
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
5 6 (50.00%) Internet
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) FTP
6 5 (41.67%) VPLS
7 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 4 (33.33%) Firewall
7 4 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (33.33%) VPN
7 4 (33.33%) Wireless
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (25.00%) IPv4
8 3 (25.00%) IPv6
8 3 (25.00%) Junos
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (8.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (33.33%) Network Management
2 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 3 (25.00%) DevOps
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) CCNP
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) AWS Certification
3 3 (25.00%) CCDA
3 3 (25.00%) JNCIA
4 2 (16.67%) JNCIS
4 2 (16.67%) MCITP
4 2 (16.67%) MCSA
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CCIE
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) F5
3 5 (41.67%) Juniper
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (8.33%) ZTE